If you work from home in a garden office or in the house, I hope the phone rings all the time. Ours does. To the point where none of us could get on with running InsideOurt or our architectural practice. So, something had to change.
various other small businesses and the solution was a telephone
answering service. I heard horror stories about the cheap ones but lots
of good things about www.monepenny.biz and these good natured and efficient people handle all our calls. This is especially useful when we are on an office building site.
They are great at getting rid of people trying to sell us services that we don't want.
So, give it a try.